Lakota Waldorf School

Lakota Waldorf School

Empowering our Children to Forge a Bright Future


The Lakota Waldorf School was founded in 1993 by a group of Lakota parents committed to an alternative vision for their children's education - one that includes traditional Lakota values. The founders of the Lakota Waldorf School recognized that for a school to succeed on the reservation it must help the Lakota children to connect with their roots and to develop skills necessary to lead healthful, fulfilling lives in the future.

Foundation:

We believe that the future is to be found in the continued teaching of our language and our sacred values. The Lakota Language and values will form the foundation for all classes:

Wacante'ognaka - Generosity
Wo'ohitika - Courage
Wayuonihan - Respect
Woksape - Wisdom

Mission statement:

The Lakota Waldorf School strives to initiate the educational process while maintaining the Lakota language and culture. Our goal is to empower our Lakota children so they will create positive active futures for themselves and their community.

Goals:

Through the Waldorf approach to education, our goal is to fulfill our dedicated mission with a school that prepares children to become fulfilled adults, capable of self-direction, purposefulness, and of walking in the wise Lakota ways.

Wakanyeja unkitawapi ki Lakoliyapi na Lakol ounyanpi ki yuha manipi kte heca.
Our children must walk with the Lakota language and Lakota way of life.

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Photo by Isabel Stadnick

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Board and Staff

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The Lakota Waldorf School is governed and run by a dedicated board of community members and a devoted staff committed to the future of our children. Our growth and achievements reflect the commitment and hard work of this incredible group of people.

The Lakota Tipi Camp

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Lakota Tipi Camp

Come spend your vacation in the beautiful land of the Lakota people and take a life-long experience home with you. Explore the beauty of the prairie and the badlands, live in traditional Tipis, enjoy evening-meals around the camp fire and experience the beauty of our local Pow-Wows.

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  • May 2012
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